What Is Baby Constipation?

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What is baby constipation?

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Baby constipation is a condition where the baby's stools (faeces or poo) become firmer and harder so that they can no longer be easily passed out of the body. Your baby may be troubled or in pain when they need to empty their bowels, and the bowels will not be emptied as often as usual. Watch for these signs. If they appear on your baby, it means that your baby has constipation:
  • Less frequent bowel movements than usual, especially if your baby hasn't had one for three or more days and is obviously uncomfortable when he/she does.
  • Hard, dry stools that are difficult for her to pass – no matter how frequently.
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